From the tip of Cape York to the sands of Coolangatta and the stark landscapes of the outback, Queensland is one big theme park with all sorts of natural and man-made attractions.
Take the kids exploring in pristine world heritage rainforest or let them loose with the animals on a farm stay. Show them the Stockman’s Hall of Fame in Longreach, the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, or take them to a rodeo in the historic mining town of Mt Isa. Let them fossick for gemstones in Emerald, dig for thunder eggs near Rockhampton or look at dinosaur fossils in Riversleigh. For active holidays, they can abseil at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane, hike in Carnarvon Gorge or go white water rafting near Cairns.
If your children are into ‘Finding Nemo’, the perfect holiday for you is staying at one of the many island resorts on or near the Great Barrier Reef. They can snorkel in the clear blue water and look for Nemo to their heart’s content.